question about memory usage in linux

Lee Higginson leeard at
Tue Nov 22 12:41:43 MST 2005

On Tue, 2005-11-22 at 11:43 -0700, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> Gregory Hill wrote:
> > I wasn't aware of the 'free' command before you sent it.  Ah, my
> > ignorance begins to show :)  That's both what I hate and love about
> > linux; there's so many things that you never learn until someone
> > mentions them like you should've known they existed all along.
> FWIW: that feeling never goes away.  Not only is there a lot already 
> there, there's a lot of new stuff constantly appearing with little 
> fanfare.  If you ever catch up, the very next day, ten new important 
> utilities will appear and you'll be behind again. ;-)
> Shane
so maybe I am a linux stud and just don't realize it!  :)

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